2007 has been a great year for music. One of the reasons has been our renewed love for Scottish group Travis. It takes some real chutzpah for Fran Healy to wear his own band’s T-shirt during a concert, but you know deep down there’s something playful about it and not at all egomaniacal.
More than anything, listening to The Boy With No Name was like reconnecting with an old friend, falling into the easy rhthym, not losing a beat after several years and just basking in the glow of remembering why you really cared for someone but had no idea why or how you lost touch to begin with.
So we got some great news today when we found out the lads (yes it’s required to refer to any British, Scottish, or Irish band members as lads) will head back into the studio in February to record their sixth LP.
There’s no indication as to what direction the band will take, if it will be a departure from their sound or more of the same. The group have booked several small club shows to test out new material and see what fans will respond to the most. If you’re in England you should make this a high priority, though we’re guessing tickets will move quickly. Tour dates after the jump.
Brighton, Concorde 2
Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tickets will go on general sale at 9.00 a.m. Friday, December 21st through http://www.gigsandtours.com/.